<p>The one and only Barbara Streisand.</p>

The one and only Barbara Streisand.

Four minutes with Barbra Streisand (oh, and Seth Rogen too)

A brief interview with one of the most iconic figures of the 20th Century

There are only four times in my life when I've been truly nervous to interview someone "famous." One of those moments actually happened last week.

As a journalist, it's your job not to be intimidated or starstruck by talent. Give the subject a hint that you don't have your wits about you and chances are you'll likely end up with a very crappy story.  Thankfully, video interviews can be edited around fumbling questions and awkward moments.  Even if they are all really  all in your head.

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Pedro Almodovar's teaser trailer for 'I'm So Excited' will make you smile

Pedro Almodovar's teaser trailer for 'I'm So Excited' will make you smile

Are the Pointer Sisters ready for a comeback?

Looking for something to make you smile today?  Well, Sony Classics released a teaser for Pedro Almodovar's new comedy "I'm So Excited" and thanks to the Pointer Sisters the minor subtitles at the beginning really aren't necessary.

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2013 Golden Globe Awards nominations winners and losers: 'Mad Men,' Tom Hooper, 'Django Unchained'

2013 Golden Globe Awards nominations winners and losers: 'Mad Men,' Tom Hooper, 'Django Unchained'

Plus: 'Lincoln,' Robert DeNiro, Jack Black and more.

Oh, HFPA.  It's Golden Globes time again and how we've missed your questionable taste.  You're the only group of approximately 80 something journalists (cough) that can collectively find a way to make almost all the studios and networks happy year after year.  It's really quite remarkable and comical at the same time.  This year, however, on the TV side you didn't completely play the game.  You stuck by your stated rules and really ruffled some feathers with an embarrassing "Mad Men" diss and a sigh worthy decision to anoint "Smash" as something of a critical player (well, at least its not "Revenge").  On the other hand, the movie nods looked as if they were practically copied out of the contenders list every awards season pundit has published for weeks (the page views are appreciated).  Except for your comedy or musical categories, of course. We can't help you there. And if you think "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" is worthy of a nomination of any kind I've got some extra DVD copies of "The Tourist" you might be interested in too.

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<p>Marion Cotillard at the 2012 Gotham Awards last month in New York.</p>

Marion Cotillard at the 2012 Gotham Awards last month in New York.

Credit: AP Photo/Andy Kropa

Marion Cotillard says SAG Awards nomination for 'Rust and Bone' is 'more than 'joy'

A quick chat with 'The Dark Knight Rises' star

She's won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and two Cesars, but Marion Cotillard still sounded genuinely excited about landing her fourth Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination.  The "Rust and Bone" star phoned from Paris to have a quick chat about her SAG honor, a strong indicator she'll be walking the red carpet at the Dolby Theater this February.

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SAG Awards nominations winners and losers: Nicole Kidman, 'Homeland,' 'Amour'

SAG Awards nominations winners and losers: Nicole Kidman, 'Homeland,' 'Amour'

Plus: 'Django Unchained,' 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Lindsay Lohan and more

Awards season giveth and awards season taketh away. The Screen Actor's Guild Awards have their faults, but they traditionally are an indicator of future success or failure at the Academy Awards or even Emmy Awards.  Taking that into account, Daniel Fienberg and I have compiled a list of winners and losers following the announcement of the 2013 SAG Awards announcements this morning.  You can wax on our observations in the story gallery embedded in this post.

Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts below.

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2013 Golden Globes Awards movie nominations predictions

2013 Golden Globes Awards movie nominations predictions

Hands down the best predictions out there

Ah, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. How you beguile and seduce us with your partying and extravagant ways.  Just when we think we can take no more you do something to surprise us. You chose Ricky Gervais as the Golden Globes host.  And after Gervais decides to move on after three years you convince Tina Fey and Amy Phoeler to replace him causing the jaws of every Academy producer for the past five years to hit the floor after they practically begged Fey to co-host the Oscars on numerous occasions (OK, maybe we should be giving NBC more credit in landing them, but we're playing naive here).   Last year you recognized a classic such as "A Separation" for best foreign language film (unthinkable a decade ago) and two years ago you chose the under recognized performance of Paul Giamatti in "Barney's Version" for best actor in a comedy or musical (we're going to ignore the fact that Johnny Depp was nominated for "The Tourist" in the same category).  And that's not even taking into account how your membership continually gives critically acclaimed shows their first recognition.  "Homeland," "Glee" and "Boardwalk Empire" each found love with the Globes months before Emmy voters could consider them (sure, that's how the calendar worked out, but first is first, right?).

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<p>Andy Samberg is going to brave the always hard to win over crowd at the Independent Spirit Awards tent as this year's host.</p>

Andy Samberg is going to brave the always hard to win over crowd at the Independent Spirit Awards tent as this year's host.

Andy Samberg picks up the Independent Spirit Awards host baton

Another 'SNL' vet gets an emcee gig

Could 2013 provide the world with the best trio, er, quartet of awards show hosts ever?  "Family Guy" and "Ted" wunderkind Seth McFarlane is on board for the grand daddy, the Oscars; "SNL" vets and BFF's Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are making NBC and the Golden Globes must see TV again; and now Film Independent has announced that the usually funny and creative Andy Samberg will top line the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards.  It's signalling a new generation of emcees (for the moment) and at worst should pique casual award show viewers interest.  Granted, the Spirits are broadcast at 10 PM on a Saturday night on low rated IFC, but for those of us in the audience it should be fun.

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<p>Jessica Chastain walks the red carpet at the world premiere of &quot;Zero Dark Thirty&quot;&nbsp;in Hollywood Monday night.</p>

Jessica Chastain walks the red carpet at the world premiere of "Zero Dark Thirty" in Hollywood Monday night.

Credit: AP Photo/Dan Steinberg

Jessica Chastain and Kathryn Bigelow bring 'Zero Dark Thirty' to Hollywood

The Dolby Theater hosts an early awards season event

HOLLYWOOD - Sony Pictures and Annapurna Productions brought their celebrated thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" to the Dolby Theater Monday night for what turned out to be a star studded premiere.

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<p>Jamie Foxx in &quot;Django Unchained.&quot;</p>

Jamie Foxx in "Django Unchained."

Credit: The Weinstein Company

Contender Countdown: True and False before Golden Globes and SAG Awards nods

Is 'Django' a lock for a best picture nomination?

Isn't this fun? The race for best picture continues to surprise at each turn. Outside of "Amour's" win with the LAFCA contingent Sunday, "Zero Dark Thirty" has emerged as the critics favorite winning NYFCC, Boston Society of Film Critics and the National Board of Review (among others).  So far, the other presumed best picture frontrunners "Les Miserables," "Lincoln" and "Argo" have had to make due with just acting, directing or screenwriting honors.  Of course, all this will change beginning Wednesday when SAG pipes in for its yearly honors and on Thursday when the HFPA hopes to influence something (most entertainment industry executives will tell you its ticket sales and Emmy voters).  We're in the thick of it and pronouncements about the fates of contenders are being made left and right. Taking that into account, it seems appropriate to review some of these repeated refrains and determine whether or not they have any basis in reality.

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<p>Robert De Niro poses on the red carpet before receiving the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Santa Barbara, CA Saturday night.</p>

Robert De Niro poses on the red carpet before receiving the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Santa Barbara, CA Saturday night.

Credit: AP Photo/Richard Shotwell

Robert De Niro turns the spotlight back on Kirk Douglas at Santa Barbara salute

96-year-old legend receives an original manuscript of 'Raging Bull' from De Niro and Scorsese

SANTA BARBARA - The Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented the 7th Annual Kirk Douglas Award for Film Excellence Saturday night to Robert De Niro.  Douglas, who turned a spry 96-years-old on Sunday, was on hand as were De Niro's "Silver Lining Playbook" cohorts Bradley Cooper and director David O. Russell.  Previous honorees include Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris, John Travolta and Kirk Douglas himself.

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